Build native iOS, Android and Windows apps in Visual Studio.

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Explore iOS and Android APIs fluently with IntelliSense.

IntelliSense inside Visual Studio enables you to explore the expansive landscape of iOS and Android APIs simply by typing. Quickly lookup types, methods and discover API functionality without breaking your train of thought.

Develop native iOS apps on Windows.

Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio allows you to develop native iOS apps on Windows with a paired Mac providing build services over the network. Xamarin provides new Visual Studio features for iOS development, including an iOS toolbar, File > New Project for iOS apps, iOS property pads, and Apple WatchKit support.

Design incredible user interfaces for iOS and Android without leaving Visual Studio.

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Visual Studio 2017

Directly edit storyboards

Double-click a storyboard file to edit it in the IDE. Drag-and-drop controls to build screens, name controls to create fields, and double-click to add handlers without switching to Xcode.

More accurate than Xcode

View controllers and controls are a pixel-perfect representation of screens as they will appear when running on iOS devices.

Live-rendered custom controls

Unlike Xcode’s Interface Builder, the Xamarin iOS Designer renders your custom views just as easily as it renders UIKit controls–live, with custom properties editable in the properties pad.

Never touch a line of XML

Easily create Android screens by dragging controls onto the app builder, and configuring them using the properties pad, without XML.

Design multiple resolutions at once

Preview layouts across multiple screen resolutions and device form factors simultaneously with the Xamarin Android Designer.

Perfect property editing

Quickly configure the appearance, layout, field names, and event handlers for controls and views using a sleek properties pad.

Use the tools you know and love.

Stay productive by continuing to leverage the entire Microsoft ecosystem, including ReSharper, Team Foundation Server (TFS), TeamCity, Jenkins and your favorite code coverage and profiling tools.

Debug like a pro.

Track down bugs using the full power of a modern debugger, which can debug your app whether it's running in a simulator, or live on-device. Set breakpoints, step through code and watch values change during execution.

Award-winning features.

Microsoft awarded Xamarin the VSIP Modern Application Partner of the Year in August 2013. Xamarin is also winner of the Visual Studio Magazine 2013 Readers Choice award.

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Visual Studio Community

Free, fully-featured IDE for Windows users to create Android, iOS and Mac apps using Xamarin. Restricted to students, OSS and independent developers.

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Visual Studio Professional

Professional developer tools and services with all the benefits of Visual Studio for Mac Community plus subscription benefits with no usage restrictions.

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Visual Studio Enterprise

End-to-end solution development with all the benefits of Visual Studio for Mac Professional plus testing, monitoring, feedback and subscription benefits.

Free trial